Does Mt. Spokane Pediatrics accept state insurance?
Yes, we accept state insurance for both Washington and Idaho, as well as most private insurance plans. See our list of accepted insurance plans.
Can I take my child to either location?
Yes, because both locations are part of the same clinic, you are welcome to schedule appointments for your child at either clinic. However, we suggest choosing one provider for your child as much as possible in order to encourage continuity of care.
Do you accept walk-ins or same day appointments?
Mt. Spokane Pediatrics requires scheduled appointments for both our north and Valley locations. Same day sick appointments are available to ensure that your child has access to the medical care they need. Well child visits and other non-urgent appointment availability will vary based on your provider’s schedule. If you need a walk-in appointment or your provider’s sick appointments have all been filled, you are welcome to visit our sister clinic, Spokane Pediatric Urgent Care!
What is a nurse practitioner?
All of our medical providers at Mt. Spokane Pediatrics are nurse practitioners. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, “what sets NPs apart from other health care providers is their unique emphasis on the health and well-being of the whole person. With a focus on health promotion, disease prevention, and health education and counseling, NPs guide patients in making smarter health and lifestyle choices, which in turn can lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs.”
Nurse practitioners are licensed, autonomous clinicians who practice independently in the state of Washington and manage health conditions and disease prevention. Our providers actively consult with physicians and specialists in the community to assure quality care for our patients.
You may notice that our nurse practitioners have different credentials. Some practitioners’ training focused on family practice, including pediatric patients (FNP, or family nurse practitioner). Others focused specifically on children (PNP, or pediatric nurse practitioner). Some of our providers have their master’s degree, while others have completed their doctoral degree (DNP, or doctor of nursing practice). The doctor of nursing practice is the highest degree available to a nurse practitioner and focuses on evidence-based practice and quality improvement. Per Franklin University, “By combining these two focuses, nurses who pursue their DNP are prepared to intentionally improve health and wellness outcomes for individuals, communities and entire populations.”
Does your clinic recommend vaccinations?
All of our providers at Mt. Spokane Pediatrics advise immunizing in accordance with recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. If you have concerns about immunizing, we welcome you to discuss them with your provider.
I am concerned about the risks of vaccinations. Where can I find more information?
We recommend the following resources for more information: